Travis Edgar Hamilton

Brief Life History of Travis Edgar

When Travis Edgar Hamilton was born on 10 November 1891, in Hillsboro, Hill, Texas, United States, his father, David Hamilton, was 31 and his mother, Euphemia Harris, was 25. He had at least 3 daughters with Stacie Catherine Thompson. He lived in Floyd, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 4, Lamb, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 21 November 1966, in Littlefield, Lamb, Texas, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Littlefield, Lamb, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Travis Edgar Hamilton
1891–1966
Stacie Catherine Thompson
1895–1953
Essie Mae Hamilton
1916–2012
Lillie Farrell Hamilton
1923–2004
Juanita Lou Hamilton
1930–2010

Sources (16)

  • Trav E Hamilton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • T E Hamilton, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • Travis Edward Hamilton, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1904

Historical Boundaries: 1904: Lamb, Texas, United States

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from what is now a deserted village in the parish of Barkby, Leicestershire. This is named from Old English hamel ‘crooked’ + dūn ‘hill’. Hamilton near Glasgow was founded by the English Hamiltons and named after them, and later bearers took their surname from the Scottish place. In the north of Ireland, where many Hamiltons settled in the 17th century, this surname may sometimes have been adopted for Hamill . It has also been adopted as an Anglicized form of southern Irish Ó hUrmholtaigh.

History: This name is borne by one of the most distinguished families of the Scottish nobility; they hold many titles, including marquessate and dukedom of Hamilton, the marquessate of Douglas, the dukedom of Abercorn, and the earldom of Haddington. They are descended from Walter FitzGilbert de Hameldone, a Norman baron who gave his support to Robert the Bruce in the 13th century. A member of this family was Sir William Hamilton (1730–1803), a British diplomat and archaeologist, whose wife, Lady Emma Hamilton (c. 1765–1815), became the mistress of Admiral Horatio Nelson. A branch of the family was established in Ireland by Sir Frederick Hamilton (died 1646), who served in the Swedish army of Gustavus Adolphus. He later became governor of Ulster, and his descendants were created viscounts Boyne. The family have given their name to Newtownhamilton and Hamiltonsbaron in County Armagh. Another branch of the family were to be found in Denmark, where Henrik Albertsen Hamilton (1588–1648) was a noted Latin poet. A 17th-century example of a Hamilton from Glasgow, Scotland, is recorded in the Netherlands, where the name is found in the form Hamelton. Another Scottish Hamilton, James, went to the West Indies in the 18th century and was the father of Alexander Hamilton (1755–1804), who arrived in NY in 1772 and became the first US secretary of the Treasury.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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